Lost Time

Graham Elsdon looks at ways to help the new year 11 classes cope with post-lockdown English exam preparation The tentacles of the horrible virus are long and inevitably they have wrapped themselves around the world of education. Lives have been lost, the yearly rhythm has been lost and time has been lost. Leaving aside the […]

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Year 12: Imposter Syndrome?

Graham Elsdon looks at ways to help new sixth form students deal with the aftermath of cancelled GCSEs Next term’s new year 12 students may well begin their new course feeling like one of those pop acts who’ve scored a number one, but haven’t actually played on the record. The necessary cancellation of exams has […]

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Cognitive Grammar in the Classroom

Cognitive Grammar in the classroom

Dr Marcello Giovanelli and Dr Chloe Harrison explain how cognitive grammar workshops developed into a pack of tried-and-tested resources. Style and interpretation Stylistics is the study of language patterns in text, and of the meaningful relationship between linguistic choice and literary interpretation. In this collection of classroom resources, we present a particular stylistic ‘tool’, Cognitive […]

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